In an effort to keep the citizens of Ellis County informed regarding current and future economical, Internet, e-mail, and general computer crime trends and scams, the Ellis County High Technology Crime Unit (HTCU) provides "Fraud Alerts" to educate residents on how to avoid becoming victims of computer & financial related crimes.
Several facility and staff members at Fort Hays State University have received e-mails from louisbeka7@Z6.com with a subject of CAPITAL PLACEMENT regarding the transfer of funds to individuals in the U.S. Of course, this appears to be a scam, DO NOT respond to the email. Even more importantly, DO NOT call the phone numbers listed in the emails. The phone numbers appear to be international numbers and may be used as a revenue generator for someone. The phone charges could be quite exorbitant. This particular email scam was initially reported to University Police Department.
If you have any questions, or are a resident of Ellis County and believe that you have been a victim of an economical, Internet, e-mail, and/or a crime involving a computer, please contact the unit at any one of these numbers: Detective Ed Howell, Fort Hays State University Police, (785) 628-5304; Deputy Brad Ricke, Ellis County Sheriff's Department, (785) 625-1040; or Detective Tom Meiers, Hays Police Department, (785) 625-1011.